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Where do all the flags come from?
Two nonprofit groups put up hundreds on holidays
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Bulloch Lions Club members Fred Maddox (from left), Rick Barr and Barbara Davidson remove some of the organization's U.S. flags from storage. About 180 go up on Flag Day and other holidays at businesses that donate to the club in exchange for the service. - photo by Al Hackle/special
Two organizations are responsible for more than 600 flags that will appear in front of homes and businesses around Statesboro on Flag Day, and for hundreds of flags that go up on various special days throughout the year. Unless rain is pouring, about 20 volunteers from the two local Lions Clubs will load pickups and start out about 6:30 a.m. Thursday — Flag Day — to place about 180 flags in front of businesses. The little Bulloch Lions Club takes the lead, involving all 16 of its members, but also marshals help from the Statesboro Noon Lions Club, which provides one of the four teams who run separate routes.
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